The Miami Aftermath, Golden Nudity And Ethereum London 271

My previous longer article was about the January Miami BTC conference and the promised follow up is Al Capone style criminally overdue. The event moved at breakneck speed and had such a driven, positive vibe. Dealing with the atomic aftermath took till now to become a cohesive-ish write up. In short, the journey was a f**k yes, as I tend to vulgarly state in social occasions seemingly inappropriate for the expression. I’ll keep this punchy.

Coming To My Senses

Having scored the perfect Airbnb place 5 minutes from the conference center (actual balcony view pic below), I was pumped to get going but jet-lagged beyond available bodily resources. Getting everything ready for a two fair trip, including an overnight ‘stay awake painting’ just before the flight, took its toll. The free flow whiskey pouring by my generous hosts was a welcome edge smoother but not too many before a 48hr crypto sprint. Right? The fleeting pleasure of alcohol was replaced by a sauna, jacuzzi, and a city view pool. I realised also that I was staying with people who run a high-end print place. This trip is going to roast like a Run The Jewels track.

Being new to blockchain conferences, the hunger for the next new thing felt all around was inspiring. No joke. The integration solutions to the ‘real world’ in service prospects or made human connections were a much-needed chilli infusion for the brain. Much respect for Keynote for sponsoring the booth and helping me get physically visible in the scene.

Out of talking so much, my voice blew out halfway conference. At one point I got badly distracted from talking to a Coin Telegraph guy due to another conversation starting with a couple who represent the graffiti artist Banksy. Apologetic as I was about it to him upon this dawning on me, it was a good problem to have. It felt like being able to charge my phone from the surrounding air alone.

Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

The buzz around my booth gave me a sense that I’m really onto something with crypto art. It’s nothing short from being able to tell the story of a vast societal change in visual form. To uniquely communicate it to insiders and outsiders alike. One of the chance encounters was Eben Pagan popping by the space with his lovely wife Annie Lalla. It was a strange moment, as I must have spent thousands of hours with his material since 2004 and he hadn’t a clue the other way around. I rarely loose my cool but embarrassingly enough, this was one of those times. Appropriately so I think.

Far too many memories struggling with childhood trauma, depression, figuring out relationships and finding my way in life in general came flooding in talking to him. During those times, the abundance of value Eben delivered to my life through video seminars was a 100% unparalleled. There is no way my other platform Artevo, the LUX project nor my engagement would have happened without the influence his work had on me.

Some people in the crypto space, who think Lambos are the answer, could greatly benefit from his ‘ManTransformation’ program for example. There is a bunch of millionaires within the community still living their ‘Sweet 16’ at 30 and beyond – during global crisis times. Some really need to wake the hell up to smell the ‘more to life than a bit of money’ monologue. As he came to my booth space, I interrupted him eating a sandwich by asking: “Eben Pagan. What are you doing here?” He simply replied: “I’m eating”. Glad to know he is into crypto and I’ll make a better first impression next time.


Eben, Annie and their daughter in Miami.

The Emerging Collector Class

The nr.1 “T(r)opical – Gold Edition” piece, central to the booth picture, was sold to the striking model Gabriella Katia and her entrepreneur husband Matt Crown via Litecoin. By chance encounters, the three of us would all later on end up at a club for a night out. I’d spent a full month working my ass off to be ready for the trip and the official business of the conference was done. It was time to let loose before the coming AFL fair.


Matt & Gabriella

The other awesome person at the afterparty, clearly responsible for me drinking straight from the vodka bottle at the end of the night, was my new collector Michael Jonsson. After mentioning this personal responsibility disclaimer I can admit to literally waking up with my boots still on the following morning. A true flashback to some 20 years ago at a University party in Newcastle. We decided to meet up on Miami Beach for some breakfast to follow up.

His Bitcoin 1/1 piece “Unblocked” is now safely in Toronto being float framed.

A Worthy And Relevant Sidenote

The whole trip was quite an investment so could’t hodl all the benefits. Now if only Coinbase would sort out their customer service I could actually use the converted money trapped behind their non-service lines. Anyone else have this with them or just me?

Bit rude to hold someone else’s money for over a month, not reply to emails and then ask them to ‘rate their service’ – if you are really asking. The survey request was two weeks ago and I’m yet to hear back from them. Ok. Enough complaining. Still with me? Golden nudity ahead.

A 5m$ Home Full of Art Anyone?

Next up was the Tranter-Sinni Gallery organised participation with Art Fort Lauderdale. This fair was our first collaboration with the gallery. They had a few of my large Artevo pieces in their multi-million dollar homes loaded full of art, facilitated a keynote spot and a temperature rising performance at the W Hotel titled ‘Kintsukuroi’.


Watch the performance here

It was rejuvenating to be in front of people performing again so felt it best midway through to drown my suit in gold paint, with a little help from a fellow performer Dayanis Mondeja.

Much love also to the phenomenal dancers of the other performance Carlos Torres and Evelyn Robaina. They did a more classical dance performance version of the same theme. The passionate professionalism of all three performers blew me away. Thanks also for Alexis Espejo at W Fort Lauderdale for facilitating this madness. The plan is to repeat these at crypto conferences all over the world. It’s appropriate as the blockchain is helping to fix money.


Youtube here.

Mom, I’m on TV.

The below segment of the Deco Drive TV show features the Artevo works, the houses and quite prominently, the back of my head. Both Evan Snow and Andrew Martineau did an ‘all in’ job getting this whole fair organised so props to those guys for pulling it off. Bring on AFL 2019.

Watch it here

Crypto Giveth and Crypto Taketh Away

And will likely soon giveth again. Some of you might have seen the previous announcement for the crypto art tour with 4NEW as the primary sponsor. Unfortunately, the recent events in crypto forced them to focus on their live ICO for now, so the mentioned tour is now open for a new main sponsor. 

I’ll be attending the crypto investor show this coming Saturday here in London regarding this. The tour is ready to take off and everything is in place with regards to the gallery and most locations. All that is needed is a funder ready to make some international waves with guaranteed traditional and blockchain press. On April 18th at 5pm I’ll also be presenting at the Ethereum London slot of the London Blockchain conference. Big ups for Stephan Tual for giving me my first crypto keynote opportunity. More to come this year as this fresh speaker page suggests.

2018 is going to be a massive year for me personally and about as exciting as it gets for crypto. None of the people, organisations or businesses in this article have paid to be mentioned. In case you are wondering if what you just read was news, promotional, a blog or something else, all I can say is that I don’t represent legacy media.

This is  the circle of transparent good stuff.

 V E S A
Visual Artist
London / Helsinki
@artbyvesa
Art: www.artforcrypto.com
Merc: www.artforcrypto.live
Artevo: www.artevo.org

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Unidot – A Decentralized and Transparent Platform to Offer Seamless Staking Experience 3310

Amidst a wide range of DeFi protocols that bestow the crypto admirers with limited opportunities, Unidot is an exception. It is an open-source, decentralized, community-driven DeFi protocol that facilitates users with staking and yield farming. The non-custodial service offered by the platform will allow users to manage their funds individually, and no governing bodies will be involved. They assist users with payment flexibility by accepting both fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoins (BTC), Ether (ETH), TRON (TRX), Binance Coin (BNB). Unidot’s unique staking platforms and high return on investment rates give the platform an upper hand.

UT – The Indigenous Token of the Platform: Unidot (UT) is the native utility token of the platform. It is a BEP-20 standard token built on the robust base of the Binance Smart Chain network. Preferring this network would assure the users of the platform with faster transactions at affordable prices. Staking these tokens in a particular plan would make users reap remarkable rewards.

Get to Know the Merits of Unidot:

The first and foremost merit of owning a UT token is that it offers an excellent passive income solution for the users of the platform. Unidot is known for its high yield rates. It is comparatively higher than the other DeFi platforms in the market. The entire process is managed by smart contracts, and it greatly contributes to security. It is meticulously designed to provide the best-in-class user interface which is effective, interactive, and attractive. This interface makes it easy for the participants to kick-start their crypto investments instantly. On the whole, Unidot is a community-driven platform that strongly believes in collective growth.

The Scope of Unidot: As an organization backed up by adept blockchain and cryptocurrency experts, they have plans to commence their own decentralized exchange with an assorted range of DeFi services. Also, their groundbreaking roadmap includes plans to launch their own blockchain network.

Massive NFT and Token Giveaway From Polker as Staking is Announced! 3706

Polker.Game has been bringing a constant stream of updates, development, and listings over the last few months – and they are not showing any sign of slowing down. Polker is one of the major sponsors of Polycon 2021, the largest Polygon event of the year – all this less than 10 days after Polygon announced the partnership and awarded a grant to Polker. The day before Polycon went live – Wednesday the 15th of September – Polker surprised the community with the announcement of a huge giveaway.

The NFT giveaway is massive – 1st place is going to be a Holographic Ultra-Rare. This sold at auction in August for over 3.3ETH ($10,000). There will also be 9 other NFTs for the runners up. This is not all – 500 people will be winners of 50 PKR tokens!

POLKER 5

 

Polker Release Staking Platform – Countdown Begins

Just one day after the news of the competition, Polker announced that staking of their native token PKR will be going live on Friday the 24th of September at 13:00EST. Polker’s initial staking pool will run for 90 days and will go live with $100,000 of PKR tokens. With the constant stream of events and announcements expected throughout these 90 days, the value of the $100k at the end is likely to be much greater – an opportunity much too great to miss out on for a project with such potential.

Staking is going to work on the Ethereum blockchain – and they will be hosting the staking pool on their own fully audited platform. The development team have proven yet again that not only do they understand how to develop impressive gaming content, they are more than competent at blockchain implementation too. Have a look yourselves, the countdown is live on their website!

Polker NFT & PKR Giveaway

With the huge amount of positive news recently from Polker it seems the team have decided to allow everyone to win some of their impressive NFTs. This includes one Ultra-Rare, two Rare, and six Standard NFTs – these will be given to those who make the single largest buys on either PancakeSwap or Uniswap during the competition period. This isn’t just for whales though – everyone who makes a buy and submits the transaction hash (txid) to Polker will have the chance to win one of 500 prizes of 50 PKR tokens.

The competition will run until PKR staking goes live, so you have until Friday 24th to partake in this giveaway. Further information on this can be found on Polker’s Medium here.

Polker.Game In The News

Polker’s name has been appearing more and more frequently across the crypto world in recent weeks. This seemed to begin as PKR listed on centralized exchange BitMart and as Akon, the R&B superstar and crypto enthusiast shouted out to Polker. The video can be seen here.

Shoutout to Polker man, this game is revolutionary, I got a chance to play and wow, a card game experience in 3D, built-in Unreal Engine 4, this is hands down, this is the best play to earn, NFT game in the space.” Akon

More About Polker

Polker is preparing to release their Play-to-Earn poker platform, a unique and impressive online gaming experience utilizing Unreal Engine 4. The game will be available for absolutely anyone to play, for those looking to play a couple of quick hands at a table without wagering any money – the game is available completely free.

Polker’s native token has a market capitalization under $4m – with the amount of news and development going into this project it’s clear that not only is this a project to keep your eye on for their products, it’s also an investment opportunity too good to miss.

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Claire AI data storage protocol set to go live 3269

The Claire Project, specializing in the application of the AI storage protocol knowledge graph, will go live soon. It is the first of its kind utilizing blockchain technology to create a decentralized, co-constructed, shared, distributed, highly secure and trusted knowledge graph collaboration platform. The project allows users in the global knowledge community to achieve distributed collaboration with extremely low labor and management costs, in a move to take the value of knowledge graph data to a new level and realize the final goal of “data as value” as the Internet enters its next stage of evolution.

The Internet has been around, growing and evolving for nearly 30 years. During the transition from Internet 1.0 to Internet 3.0, data storage and security risks have hindered the medium’s growth path. Online users are constantly concerned about user data breaches, asset information exposure and account information theft, among other data security issues.

The emergence of the Claire Project will not only remove the dependency of traditional internet knowledge graphs on a central server, but also, to a meaningful extent, break up the monopoly exercised by Internet tech giants when it comes to data graphic primitives.

The Claire Project focuses on data storage and a data value ecosystem

Claire AI data storage protocol is the first distributed storage protocol for AI data. By integrating IPFS storage technology, Token incentive mechanism and DAO governance model, it creates four types of trusted storage, trusted incentives, trusted governance, and trusted finance. The project also combines AI data screening and processing collaboration networks for a fully autonomous network community, with effective value data to provide necessary support for commercial applications at scale.

Secondly, since its inception, the Claire Project team has very much come to the realization that, as result of decades of development since the Internet first came into existence, the storage market has become saturated, while the next stage of growth could be the data market that can serve as an effective increment, especially internet-based value storage data.

Thirdly, a lower barrier to entry makes the Claire Project more accessible to users. In the knowledge graph collaboration scenarios of Claire AI storage protocol, anyone can be a node on Claire by pledging a certain amount of CLRs (Claire tokens).

Fourthly, the information and data on the Internet are fragmented and mostly are based on small files and micro data generated by high-frequency micro collaborations. This is what Claire is meant for.

The Claire ecosystem is expanding steadily, bolstered by a series of industry chain ecosystems surrounding Claire such as mining machines, mines, mining pools, cloud computing power, cloud storage and cloud mining machines, all of which are gradually moving towards large-scale applications.

Taking into account the exponential growth of Internet knowledge graph data, ensuring data validity, security and efficient storage access will be a challenge that anyone interacting with the Internet will have to face in the transition from the ecological Internet to the value Internet. The launch of Claire also provides a pioneering reference for the next stage of the Internet’s evolution.

FXT to launch its DeFi staking platform after the success of FXT Token 4655

FXT – a company witnessing the remarkable success of its FXT Token – is geared to launch a DeFi staking platform. The platform will be built on Binance Smart Chain and will enable crypto enthusiasts across the globe to stake their BEP-20 FXT tokens in return for lucrative interest that will be given annually. The staking period will be divided into different vaults – each vault having specific days for which the users will be required to stake their FXT Tokens and the interest that will be earned by them.

Given these five vaults, users will be able to participate in multiple vaults. A user can stake a single vault multiple times. The earlier the staking, the higher will be the earning. FXT DeFi staking platform will be an opportunity for FXT Token holders to earn money by staking their assets. Those already holding FXT Tokens can capitalize on the opportunity to participate in the FXT DeFi staking platform to grow their funds. However, those who do not have FXT Tokens, but want to leverage the opportunity, can buy the Tokens from any of the top crypto sites, such as CoinMarketCap, Bilaxy, Fatbtc, and ProBit Exchange.

Beaxy Taps Blockdaemon for Node Infrastructure 3975

Blockdaemon

Digital asset exchange Beaxy today announced it has begun migrating operations to leading blockchain infrastructure provider Blockdaemon. Since its founding in 2017, Blockdaemon has grown rapidly toward becoming the de facto blockchain entry point for institutions and crypto platforms all the while garnering trust from custody providers, development teams, and exchanges. Its list of supported blockchain networks includes many of the major names in the industry such as ETH 2.0, Bitcoin, Polkadot, Solana, Cardano, the Lightning Network, and Cosmos. Blockdaemon has deployed more than 10,000 nodes and it’s infrastructure is being used indirectly by more than 25 million registered users worldwide.

Learn more about Beaxy’s new partnership.

Node management is one of the most critical infrastructure elements at any exchange. Persistent server uptime, data integrity, and redundant 100% reliable architectures are all essential to efficient operations. Blockdaemon specializes in these key components to such an extent that the company provides a guarantee to its customers against loss of funds and platform downtime.

Cooper Craighead, Beaxy’s Head of Customer Support, commented, “Up to this point all of the monitoring, updating, and adaptation to account for constantly changing security environments and hard forks had to be done in house at high cost. Blockdaemon’s node solution comes with 24/7 monitoring that will help us catch technical issues before they snowball into long maintenance periods. Anyone who has run even a single node on one network before will tell you – they’re resource hungry. Blockdaemon’s scaling cloud solution will allow our infrastructure to operate with less overhead making it lighter and faster.”

Having realized record trading volume in Q3, gaining the infrastructure backbone provided by an industry wunderkind like Blockdaemon will position Beaxy well for prolific user growth in the year ahead.

About Beaxy

Beaxy Exchange is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA and is operated globally by Windy Inc. Windy Inc is registered with the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

About Blockdaemon

Blockdaemon is the leading independent blockchain node infrastructure to stake, scale, and deploy nodes with institutional-grade security and monitoring. Supporting 40+ cutting edge blockchain networks in the cloud and on bare metal servers, Blockdaemon is used by exchanges, custodians, crypto platforms, financial institutions and developers to connect commercial stakeholders to blockchains.

Play-to-Earn Game from Polker (PKR) Listed on BitMart Exchange – Endorsed by Akon 5106

Polker

The Play-to-Earn NFT based Polker.Game‘s native token $PKR has been officially listed on the popular centralized exchange BitMart. Polker.game has been in the spotlight recently as Akon, the American R&B superstar and record producer gave his official endorsement of polker stating that the “game is revolutionary” and that Polker is “hands down.. the best play to earn, NFT game in the space.”. “Watch Akon’s Video Here“. With the BitMart listing and celebrity endorsement from Akon, Polker is perfectly positioned to become a major player in the Play-to-Earn league.

What is Play-to-Earn?

Although not a new concept, play-to-earn has become a trending term due to the popularity of the NFT game AXIE infinity. In the past, previous play-to-earn games have also achieved success – however, thanks to the huge amount of development in the blockchain space in recent years the gaming experience is now massively improved.

Play-to-Earn games are essentially free to play and open to anyone and everyone. By simply using the platform players can earn native platform tokens or NFTs – both of which have real-world value. Allowing players to earn tokens and NFTs that can be sold or traded has created a paradigm shift in online gaming – Polker is leading the way with the Play-to-Earn poker platform.

Why Polker.Game?

With Play-to-Earn blockchain gaming growing at an unprecedented pace, Polker.game is poised to change the world of online poker with its unique approach to gameplay. Since the chips used in Polker have no value – the game removes the gambling aspect of poker whilst maintaining prizes that have real-world value. Polker’s play-to-earn poker platform is about competition and skill instead of gambling. Although still in the early days, Polker NFTs have already sold for $10,000 (3.8ETH) on OpenSea.

Growth Potential of Polker (PKR)

With Akon supporting the platform and Polker’s play-to-earn poker platform being live, Polker and $PKR have a huge amount of growth potential. The fact that $PKR is now being listed on centralized exchange BitMart increases this potential massively.

The business model that Polker follows is similar to that of AXIE INFINITY (AXS) which has a fully diluted market cap of $19.4bn at the time of writing. Polker (PKR) currently has a fully diluted market cap of $40.2m. If PKR were to reach the same market cap as AXS then the current value would increase over 482x. Simply put, a $1000 investment in PKR today would be worth over $482,000 if Polker were to grow to the same market cap as AXIE INFINITY.

Even reaching half the market cap of AXS in the short-term which is a much more reasonable expectation would allow for a 24,000% increase in value – an ROI that is too good to miss out on for any investor, especially with Akon backing the platform.

Polker Listing on BitMart

Polker (PKR) is a cross-chain token with a functional bridge between Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain (BSC), and Tron – with a Polygon bridge under development. Until now, $PKR has only been tradeable on decentralized exchanges UniSwap, and PancakeSwap. Now listed on popular and centralized exchange BitMart, Polker (PKR) can be traded by a much larger demographic with the newly listed USDT-PKR pair.

With BitMart listing $PKR and Akon shouting out the play-to-earn poker platform offered by Polker the potential of this platform is unrivalled.

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